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Birla Carbon’s four plants secure ISCC PLUS certification
Birla Carbon’s four plants secure ISCC PLUS certification

10th Jun 2024

Birla Carbon celebrates ISCC PLUS certification for plants in Brazil, Hungary, Egypt, highlighting commitment to sustainability and traceability. With prior certifications in the US, South Korea, India and Italy, the company aims for all plants to be certified by 2024. This milestone supports Birla Carbon's aim of achieving net zero carbon...

US' Glen Raven names new president of Material Solutions Group
US' Glen Raven names new president of Material Solutions Group

7th Jun 2024

Joseph Davis, with over 30 years of experience, is appointed as the new president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group, succeeding retiring Dave Swers. Davis brings expertise in consumer products and sales from his tenure at Jacuzzi Luxury Bath. He will oversee operations for Glen Raven's major divisions, including Sunbrella and GlenGuard.

Japanese firm Teijin’s net sales rise 1.4% in FY23
Japanese firm Teijin’s net sales rise 1.4% in FY23

20th May 2024

Teijin Limited reported FY23 net sales of 1,032.8 billion yen (~$6.63 billion), up 1.4 per cent YoY. Operating income rose 5.3 per cent to 13.5 billion yen. Ordinary income surged 71 per cent to 15.6 billion yen. The materials business saw sales of 439.7 billion yen, while the fibres and products converting business reported 321.5 billion yen in...

Germany’s BASF aims to reduce scope 3.1 emissions by 15% by 2030
Germany’s BASF aims to reduce scope 3.1 emissions 15% by 2030

17th May 2024

BASF has teamed up with 3B Fibreglass to slash Scope 3.1 emissions 15 per cent by 2030, targeting net zero by 2050. Integrating sustainable glass fibres, BASF reduces product carbon footprint by 10 per cent, bolstering supply chain sustainability. This partnership aligns with BASF's climate objectives, emphasising durability in applications.

Finland’s Ahlstrom launches refined strategy, simplifies divisions
Finland’s Ahlstrom launches refined strategy, simplifies divisions

1st May 2024

Ahlstrom refines strategy, streamlines divisions into filtration, life sciences, food packaging, protective materials. Enhanced capabilities address global trends: clean air, water, sustainable packaging, electrification. It strengthens Ahlstrom's position in the market, enabling it to better serve customers' needs and contribute to a more...

American firm Albany International’s revenue ascends 16.4% in Q1 FY24
American firm Albany International’s revenue ascends 16.4% in Q1 FY24

30th Apr 2024

Albany International reported a 16.4 per cent rise in net revenues, reaching $313.3 million in Q1 FY24. The machine clothing segment drove growth with a 20.9 per cent increase. Gross profit rose to $108.7 million, despite a drop in overall gross margin. Net income slightly increased to $27.3 million, and adjusted EBITDA grew by 8.3 per cent to...

Kolon Industries presents eco-friendly products at Techtextil
Kolon Industries presents eco-friendly products at Techtextil

24th Apr 2024

Kolon Industries showed carbon reduction tech and eco-friendly items at Techtextil, including aramid innovations and recycled water bottle textiles. Plans include boosting aramid pulp production efficiency and cutting carbon emissions. It aims for stronger ties with European and North American markets, particularly in flooring and automobile...

Filidea Technical Yarns presents innovation at Techtextil in Germany
Filidea Technical Yarns presents innovation at Techtextil in Germany

24th Apr 2024

Filidea Technical Yarns focuses on sustainability and fibre recycling technology at the ongoing 20th edition of Techtextil in Germany. Collaborations with major customers lead to advanced modacrylic yarns. They work with Kaneka Corporation on a recycling process, reducing end-of-life garments into base gases for modacrylic fibre production.

BASF to show sustainable textile solutions at Techtextil in Germany
BASF to show sustainable textile solutions at Techtextil in Germany

22nd Apr 2024

At the upcoming Techtextil 2024, BASF will unveil sustainable textile solutions, emphasising circularity. Loopamid, the first PA6 entirely from textile waste, promotes fashion circularity. Ultramid Ccycled uses chemically recycled plastic, while Ultramid BMB integrates biowaste. Elastollan TPU offers versatility, including bio-based options.

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